BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - A post has gone viral on social media that claims drinking one 20 ounce soda delivers the same amount of sugar to your system as eating six donuts.
Mark Faries, a health psychologist and exercise physiologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, says that while this is true, it's also misleading.
"There are so many other factors to consider when eating a donut, fats, sodium, overall calories," said Faries.
The graphic included helps explain the breakdown between the two diet choices. Really though, Faries says, neither of these choices is good for you. At all.
"Both one soda, or six donuts, contains twice the suggested daily amounts of added sugar," said Faries.
See the video player and graphic included to learn more.
Also, you can follow Faries's blog, Fitness Pudding: Where the Proof Is, in the Related Links.